Alberto M. Goldwaser, M.D., D.L.F.A.P.A.
- Diplomate: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Psychiatry
- Diplomate: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Forensic Psychiatry
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry – New York University School of Medicine
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry – Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
- Past President: New Jersey Psychoanalytic Society
- Chairman Professional Ethics Committee, Psychoanalytic Association of New York, and The Psychoanalytic Institute Affiliated with New York University School of Medicine
- Faculty: The Psychoanalytic Institute at New York University School of Medicine
- Member of the Bio-Ethics and Utilization Review Committees at Barnert Hospital
- Member of the Professional Malpractice Committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association
- Member of the International Forensic Psychiatric Committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
- Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia: Medical School Education
- “Service Achievement Award”: New York University School of Medicine
Forensic Psychiatry – What is It?
Forensic psychiatry is a medical subspecialty that combines research and clinical practice in the numerous areas in which psychiatry is applied to legal issues. While some forensic psychiatrists may specialize exclusively in legal issues, almost all psychiatrists, at some point, have to work within one of the many areas in which the mental health and legal system overlap.
The objective of a forensic psychiatrist is to give expert opinion to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, in the form of a written report, deposition or courtroom testimony in legal cases. It relates to the application of psychiatric knowledge and techniques to legal procedures (Taken from "Forensic Psychiatry: An Allied Branch")
Dr. Goldwaser was named as a "Distinguished Fellow" of the American Psychiatric Association – a special distinction "for exceptional contributions to the community and the profession of psychiatry."
Dr. Alberto M. Goldwaser has conducted Civil, Criminal, and Administrative Forensic Psychiatric Examinations in State, Federal and Military courts in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Texas, Puerto Rico, New Mexico, New York and New Jersey. He has provided expert opinions through preparation of narrative reports and testifying in depositions and courts.
The following are examples in which psychiatry and law overlap:
Independent Medical Examinations – Testimony: Defense/Plaintiff
- Pre Deposition/Trial Consultations
- Violence Risk Assessment
- Criminal Responsibility
- Competency: Civil/Criminal
- Undue Influence
- Child Custody and Parental Time Sharing
- Child and Elder Abuse
- Psychiatric Effects of Physical Injuries
- Psychic Injury
- Post-Traumatic Stress
- Mental Disability
- Medical Malpractice
- Involuntary Treatment
- Correctional Psychiatry
- Ethics and Human Rights
- Sexual Harassment
- Boundaries Violation
- Wrongful Death
- Civil Commitment
- Right to Refuse Treatment
- Right to Treatment